Holy Envy



I am a religious person. Being spiritual (and not religious) is something that people take pride in. Religion has a bad name, and I get it. I wish I could say that I'm one of those people who is spiritual and not religious -- that I'm in a relationship with God, not a regimen. However, the fact remains that I am religious to matter how you define it. I'm routined. I'm predictable. I find comfort in schedules. I'm religious about my morning routine, my diet, my favorite baseball team, and my worship of God.

While I have chosen what I believe to be the most meaningful and true path to God (and I'd be happy to share why I believe this to anyone who asks), I do respect other attempts at the same. Even though I do not necessarily believe that these are legitimate ways to God, there is something to learn from each path. Holy Envy, written by an ordained episcopal priest, is about respecting each path and learning from other religious traditions.

I didn't take notes on this book because it was an audiobook and I was driving during most of it. I remember being inspired in parts and dismissing other parts as odd or not useful. For the most part, I enjoyed it and learned a few things. I believe I left with more questions than answers, and that is OK.

For those keeping track:
-I read this book as part of my two-person book club
-I listened to the audiobook format on my Hoopla app
-I originally heard about this book on NPR

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